Men vs. Women in International Education Leadership, Part I

A few months ago, I had the opportunity to hear a wonderful plenary speaker at the Forum on Education Abroad conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. Linda Tarr-Whelan is a former Ambassador, Demos Distinguished Senior Fellow, and Director of the Women’s Leadership Initiative. She speaks on a topic near and dear to my heart, the importance of women’s advancement to communities, companies, our country, and the world. For more information, I highly recommend her book Women Lead the Way: Your G...
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Penn State’s Embedded Education Abroad Faculty Toolkit

Developing global citizenship through short-term study abroad is little like trying to juice a grape (if you don't have the right tools). It’s also naive and presumptuous to think we can turn students into global citizens, like Jesus turned water into wine, by merely sending them off to another country. It presumes that all students who study abroad already understand and embrace a local concept of citizenship, when this isn’t always the case---to put it kindly. I'm thinking of the kids who ...
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EVENT – Risk Management Workshop for Faculty Leaders

Please Note: This event has already taken place Bill Frederick, Director of Risk Management Services, at the School for Field Studies and Natalie Mello, Director of Global Operations, at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, will be conducting a one day risk management training for faculty who will be leading short-term study abroad programs. Bill has been the Director of Safety at The School for Field Studies (SFS) since 2002 and instituted SFS Risk Management Education in 2006. He has served ...
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Wofford Faculty Study Abroad

It is not often that we college professors are asked to step into the shoes of students in order to see the world from their point of view, but that is just what the Wofford College Milliken Faculty Seminar Abroad does.  Each year one fifth of the faculty is invited to travel abroad to a destination where our students study for the express purpose of seeing what their experience is like! The program began in January 2009 when 13 faculty members visited  Buenos Aires, Argentina, and continued ...
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